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'My Fair Lady' auditions set Aug. 21-22 in Pequot Lakes

Auditions are scheduled for "My Fair Lady," a musical to be staged by Pequot Lakes Community Theater, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, and Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.

"My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.

This musical will be directed by Gary Hirsch and choreographed by Wendy DeGeest, with music direction by Renee Anderson. Performance dates are Nov. 10-12 and 17-19.

The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady.

"My Fair Lady" appeared on the Broadway stage in 1956 with a list of hit songs, which included "Wouldn't it be Loverly," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain" and "On the Street Where You Live."

The cast of characters includes Professor Henry Higgins, Colonel Pickering, Eliza Doolittle, Alfred P. Doolittle, Freddy Eysnford-Hill and a large number of supporting roles along with a good-sized chorus. Ages 15 and older are welcome.

"Many, many good roles will be cast. We'll rehearse Monday through Thursday evenings beginning Aug.t 24," Hirsch said.

Hirsch asks that those auditioning arrive early enough to fill out the audition form.

"Dress to move, bring tap shoes if you have them, and please prepare a song you think will make you sound good. It does not need to be from the show," he said.

"My Fair Lady" is being produced with special permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For information go to www.glapa.info or call Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.

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